The annual Oxford Dance Symposium

Organised by Michael Burden and Jennifer Thorp

The first Dance Symposium at New College took place on 21 April 1999 with 'Dance on the English Stage', and has become a yearly event. Each symposium is designed to explore different aspects of dance, with particular reference to its musical, theatrical, literary and social context during the long eighteenth-century.

19th Annual Oxford Dance Symposium

will take place in Oxford on

18 & 19 April 2017

Call for Papers

‘Dance and the City’









The Oxford dance symposia focus on the technique, practice and philosophy of dance during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and we always welcome papers on any aspect of dance during this period.

Each year, however, we have a light touch theme which is central to the programme to which participants are invited to respond if they wish. The theme for 2017 will be dance and the city in all its forms. Topics might include street dancing, dancing in the theatre, ballroom dancing, dancing at city events, and the consideration of these issues in diaries, letters, novels, and other sources.

Abstracts of 200 words should be sent to by Monday 21 November 2016.

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Related Publications

Previous Symposia